§ 9. Colonel Gomme-Duncan
asked the Minister of Works to what extent the 14,676 employees in his Department are engaged on common services for the defence Departments and civil Departments, respectively.
§ Mr. Eccles
I am assuming that my hon. and gallant Friend, by "common 743 services," has in mind accommodation, maintenance, and the provision of gas, water, electricity, etc. It is not possible to apportion staff accurately as between civil and defence common services but, of a total of about 6,400 staff employed, the rough apportionment is 6,000 to civil and 400 to defence.